This Letter reports the optical properties of CdTe/MgCdTe double heterostructures grown by molecular beam epitaxy. Low-temperature photoluminescence shows strong band-to-band emission and very weak defect related peaks, indicating low defect densities. The measured Shockley-Read-Hall lifetimes range from 57 to 86 ns at room temperature for samples grown under different conditions. The material radiative recombination coefficient B in the recombination rate defined as R=AΔn+(1-γ)BΔn2+CΔn3 [Wang et al., Phys. Status Solidi B 244, 2740 (2007)] is evaluated to be 4.3 ± 0.5 × 10-9 cm3·s-1 with a photon recycling factor γ of 0.85 calculated based on the geometric structure of the samples.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering